Nine bailed over naming rape victim on Twitter

Those bailed disclosed the name of footballer Ched Evans' rape victim.

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Nine people were bailed yesterday in connection with naming on Twitter the rape victim of footballer Ched Evans.

Five men and four women from Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire were bailed until July, police said. 

Rape victims are granted anonymity under the Sexual Offences Amendments Act 1992. Those bailed were arrested on suspicion of both breaching the act and malicious communication.

Three men from Sheffield were arrested and released on bail last week. 

Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was convicted of rape on 20 April and sentenced to five years in prison.